Well, if you love basketball, the NCAA Tournament for both the Men’s and Women’s is shortly ready to commence. The teams have been announced and their locations set. Regardless of your team or preference, there is sure to be plenty of action on the hard courts. On the women’s side, the standout favorite is Baylor, who won last year and, who in this year, returned in like strength form. And while that may be true, if we know anything about competition, no team intends to lie down and hand over the crown easily. All involved are eyeing the championship, requiring any top dog to take it by force; thru a roadway of six games; because for now, everyone is 0-0.
On March 23, 2013, the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament, for Division I, will begin. The bracket, http://www.ncaa.com/interactive-bracket/basketball-women/d1, provides the roadmap of how a team can make it to New Orleans, La, the hosting site where this year’s champion will be crowned, April 9, 2013. Sixty-four teams will enter, only one will remain standing. Participating cities, reaping some economic benefits, to list a few, will include Waco, Iowa City, Lubbock, Durham, Baton Rouge, Norfolk, Spokane, Oklahoma City, and Bridgeport. Either you win to advance, or lose, scripting an end to your season. One can indeed smell the air of competitive spirits and fire, in these sudden death matches. It can make the most experienced of players rise to the top or become stricken with jitters.
Ultimately, the real winners are just as much the fans, as are the players and coaches. Whether you plan to watch on TV or grasp the opportunity to be there in person, the real fun is seeing good games, sharing the adulations of victory, or relating to the heartfelt bitterness of a lost. This is what they worked for and we waited for all season. Each of us now have one final chance at the 2013 season. So, will you be there to join them, in one form or another? The best of luck to all teams, show time, the Ladies way.